University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:29-128-2193
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Neoclassical
Date Made: 1700-1850
Early Date: 1700
Late Date: 1850
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Chalcedony
Onyx
Technique:Cameo
Iconography:Serapis
Height: 4.7 cm
Width: 2.9 cm
Depth: 1.5 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:2193 - Sommerville Gem Number
470 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)
498 - Other Number

Description

Vermeule: Chalcedony-Onyx. Cameo. (Unmounted) Bust of Serapis facing, the kalathos or modius on his head. Cameo bust copies marble busts such as those in the Vatican and the Villa Albani which in turn copy the seated cult statue by Bryaxis in Serapis temple in Alexandria.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Cameo and Intaglio: Engraved Gems from the Sommerville Collection (30 Nov 1956 - 31 Mar 1957) View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Book] Vermeule, Cornelius C. 1956. The Sommerville Gem Collection of the University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: no. 470View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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